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MTN Uganda hands over fully furnished classroom block in Mpigi district

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MTN Uganda, through its corporate social responsibility arm, MTN Uganda Foundation, has handed over a newly finished and furnished classroom block to PEAS Samling Nama High school in Mpigi district.

Located in Mawokota North sub county, the school was started by PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools), a UK based NGO, to absorb the soaring numbers of learners who had no accessible secondary schools to join upon completing their primary education.

With operations in Uganda and Zambia, PEAS operates with the aim of improving and increasing access to better education services in hard to reach communities. In Uganda alone, PEAS runs 28 schools, serving close to 15,000 learners, 52% of whom are girls.

In order to create more space for the ever-increasing number of primary school leavers, PEAS entered a partnership with MTN Uganda Foundation. The first phase of the partnership saw MTN donate Shs735m for class room construction in 2017, thereby creating 720 additional school places for needy students.

In the second phase, The MTN Uganda Foundation donated 1.3billion shillings to construct and furnish 18 classrooms and 6 schools under PEAS across the country.

Speaking at the classroom block grand opening ceremony, Ms. Enid Edroma, the MTN Uganda General Manager, Corporate Services expressed MTNs commitment to supporting education in Uganda as an ongoing, long term project. “As MTN Foundation, we are aware that a good learning environment improves the learning which in turn improves learning outcomes. We are therefore happy that we are able to provide that for the students in PEAS Samling Nama High school.” She said.

The block whose construction commenced last year in August was eventually completed and fully furnished with classroom furniture by MTN Uganda Foundation.

The guest of honor, Dr. George Mutekanga, the Ministry of Education and Sports’ Commissioner for Private schools commended MTN for supporting government programs through investing in education and schools.

“This venture shows that MTN is a good development partner to the government of Uganda,” Mutekanga said. He urged teachers to develop children both academically and vocationally, with emphasis on agricultural skills in order to groom them into wholesome citizens.

Amelia Kyambadde, the area MP thanked MTN for reaching out to her constituents and pledged to support the telecom.

“All these good things that MTN is doing in the communities is evidence that the company is not here to only make profits. It is here to also positively impact all Ugandans,” Kyambadde said.

Speaking at the same event, Henry Senkasi , the Country Director PEAS Uganda expressed his gratitude to MTN for showing passion and compassion for needy students by providing them with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

He noted that the 18 fully furnished classrooms donated by MTN will create 1200 new spaces annually for students who would have otherwise missed out on education due to lack of space.

Mr Emmanuel Muwanvu the Head teacher, PEAS Samling Nama High school voiced his gratitude to MTN Uganda Foundation for supporting our cause of providing quality education to the less privileged students. A good learning facility definitely leads to better performance.

The MTN Uganda Foundation has invested more than 6 billion shillings in education alone since
its inception in 2007.

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MTN Uganda partners with Breathtaking Uganda to promote domestic tourism

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MTN Uganda has entered a partnership with Breathtaking Uganda that will
see young Ugandans explore more of their country.

The partnership targeted at mainly the youth, is a co-marketing initiative between the two organizations with the aim of growing domestic tourism awareness and encouraging young Ugandans to explore their country.

In the partnership, Breathtaking Uganda; a local tourism promotion firm, will organize monthly trips to different exciting locations of the country culminating into the big one at the end of the year in which Ugandans will move across the country in a 31-day trip from 1st December to 31st December.

MTN Uganda will engage its millions of subscribers especially under the Pulse segment with a special discount of up to 25% on fully paid trips. This will bring the planned experiences within reach of many Ugandans under this category.

Pulse is MTN Uganda’s youth platform created for the young at heart and mind.

Also worth noting is that MTN’s over 5 million social media base will learn more about their country through regular updates of Breathtaking Uganda’s activities, get discounted offers or win free tickets to the adventure destinations by following the activities on the MTN and Breathtaking Uganda digital platforms.

Hellen Kirungi, the MTN Pulse Manager said, “This is a partnership that provides a great opportunity to drive the domestic tourism agenda by taking Ugandans to various breathtaking destinations through our digital platforms. This also ties in with our duties as the leader in telecommunications business and gives us the chance to share locally made and generated organic content that is unique and very appealing to our subscribers.”

“We also want to encourage the growth of the tourism business. We are therefore happy to partner with Breathtaking Uganda and we encourage all Ugandans to look out for these exciting excursions and content on all our digital.” She added.

Breathtaking Uganda has a year-long domestic tourism promotion campaign where Ugandans and even non-Ugandans pay discounted rates for an experience of a lifetime to tour Uganda’s breathtaking destinations.

During these trips various exciting activities are engaged in such as – road trips, nature walks, camping, quiz nights, wildlife/game viewing experiences, campfires and barbeques, pool parties, beach parties, gorilla/primates tracking, bird watching, scenery viewing and photography, mountain hiking, silent disco, water rafting, zip lining and boat cruises to mention just a few.

According the Breathtaking Uganda’s CEO Isaiah Jobs Rwanyekiro, there are five more trips before the end of year starting with;

• Kibale/Semuliki National Park Fort Portal from 26th – 28th July

• Sipi Falls (Mt. Elgon National Park) in Mbale on 30th August to 1st September

• Queen Elizabeth National Park on 27th – 29th September

• Kalangala Island Beach festival on 25th to 27th October at Brovad Sands lodge

• And the grand trip “Around Uganda in 31 breathtaking days” from 1st to 31st December 2019.

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Photos: Scandinavian Kitchen (SK) launches in Kampala

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Scandinavian Kitchen and Bath, the makers of quality and durable kitchens and baths has launched in Kampala.

Addressing a Press at their showroom at Munyonyo Salaama, Paul Ndiwalana said Scandinavian Kitchen (SK) is a company with a skilled team of interior designers and constructing architects from Denmark.

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They mainly focus on minimalistic and neat designs that put you in a cozy mood. “We deliver quality whether it’s Kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes, furniture and extra,” he said.

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Denmark is among the top 3 countries in Europe to be known for its creativity when speaking of architecture & design. The popular opera house in Sydney Australia was designed by a Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

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At the factory skilled cabinetmakers, industrial painters, fitters and other professionals are in charge of manufacturing your kitchen.

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Whether it´s countertops, drawers, doors or everything you can´t see, they only use carefully selected materials for your kitchen.

Quality

Denes are the definition of good quality, anything designed and manufactured in Denmark is surely of good quality and will last for many years.

Paul said the fit your house with classy Modern Kitchens fitted to suit your style, SK is the solution. Contact them on +256701 059196 or WhatsApp them +4550168590 for more details or visit them at their Salaama road Munyonyo Kampala, Uganda showroom.

The entire set and fitting of the kitchen costs $20,000 (Approximately UGX 80m) but it is surely quality and durable.

Paul Ndiwalana is a Ugandan architect who has lived in Denmark for the last 20 years and proudly party SK team.

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Infinix Uganda dines and entertains fans as they unveil the mighty Infinix Note 6

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The afternoon of Saturday 13th July 2019 saw Infinix phone lovers and fans gather at Kololo based hangout Fame Lounge to dine, party and get entertained from Infinix Mobile Uganda. The event was highlighted by comedian Tumu Siime.The event dubbed Campus X club saw Infinix phone lovers walk away with goodies like phones, Infinix kits among other give aways.

Infinix Uganda also unveiled to the gathering their latest on market phone Infinix Note 6. “The infinix Note 6 has been made affordable to Ugandans and is available at only UGX730,000. The Infinix Note 6 has in it’s first week since we launched sold out and we have made sure to have more stock by end of this week.” Officials revealed.

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Infinix Note 6 Summary Infinix Note 6 smartphone comes with a 6.01-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels.

Infinix Note 6 is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM.

The Infinix Note 6 runs Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. The Infinix Note 6 supports proprietary fast charging.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Infinix Note 6 on the rear packs a 16-megapixel primary camera with an f/1,8 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera and a third 2-megapixel camera. It sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Infinix Note 6 runs XOS 5.0 based on Android 9 Pie and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The Infinix Note 6 is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Infinix Note 6 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, USB OTG, and Micro-USB. Sensors on the phone include ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

It was launched in Midnight Black and Mocha Brown and Aqua Blue colours.

For more info: http://www.infinixmobility.com/ug/smartphone/note-6/

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